The injectable cosmetic procedures are completely safe and non-invasive. However, one of the minor side effects includes bruising. The areas that show the most visible signs of aging are likely to bruise after botox, dermal fillers, or other injectable procedures.
At James Christian Cosmetics, we have a team of experts who have years of experience performing injectable procedures. But still, do not guarantee that you won’t bruise from the injectable process. The good news is that these bruises do not last forever. Here are some tips that help prevent bruising and swelling.
Wine, beer, or any drink with alcohol increases the blood flow and dilates your blood vessels. As a result, it significantly increases the possibility of bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Don’t worry; we are not asking you to avoid alcohol permanently. If you are going to get an injectable procedure, avoid consuming it the night before and the day of your treatment.
Avoid Blood Thinning Medication
The blood thinning medication or supplements increase the chance of bruising. Some of the common blood thinning agents include:
- Fish oil.
- Omega-3 supplements.
- Vitamin E.
- Green tea.
- Ginkgo biloba.
- Flaxseed oil.
- Chia seeds.
Avoid these blood thinning agents for 5-7 days before your session.
Apply Arnica Cream
Arnica montana, most frequently referred to as simply Arnica, is a perennial, flowering plant that has been used for centuries to treat various conditions, including bruising and swelling. It is available in gel, cream, or even supplements. The topical application of arnica cream several times a day after injections will help reducing the bruising and swelling. You may find this cream at James Christian Cosmetics.
Avoid Touching the Injection Site
Do not touch or rub the injection site for 24 hours after cosmetic treatment. The slightest pressure can lead to trauma to blood vessels and results in bruising and swelling.
Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which significantly reduces bruising. So eat some pineapples a day before and after botox or dermal filler treatment. You can also try a pineapple smoothie or pizza with pineapple toppings.
Ice constricts the blood vessels and slows down the blood flow to the injection site. As a result, it helps to reduce bruising and swelling. Applying the ice pack just before the treatment relieves the discomfort from the needles. You can also use the ice pack right after getting the treatment done. Continue using it for 2-3 days. It will help subside the bruising quickly.
Exercise is good for your health, but the increased heart rate and blood flow are not so good for bruising. You can go back to your everyday activities right after the injectable procedure, but you have to skip your daily trip to the gym for a few days.
Avoiding vigorous exercise after botox and dermal fillers helps the damaged blood vessels and capillaries to heal faster.
Avoid Facial Treatments
The facial treatment calms your senses and rejuvenates your skin complexion. It increases the blood flow and brings more nutrients to the surface that is not so good when you already have an injectable procedure. It will increase the chances of bruising and swelling. So avoid getting a facial treatment for a day or two after a botox or dermal filler session.
Consult the James Chrisitan Cosmetics
At James Chrisitan Cosmetics, we offer customized treatment plans to help you look your best. Consult our team if you are ready to reduce the wrinkles, fine lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet, the double chin, and enhance the volume of sunken cheeks or thin lips. We offer a free consultation to our clients to discuss their needs and aesthetic goals.